No prizes for spotting the most prominent change – a bold grille design with five vertical bars and integrated headlamp clusters give the Land Cruiser a striking appearance. The grille is positioned higher than before, too, so it is less vulnerable to damage when driving off-road.
A larger bumper adds more protection for the headlights, while the cut-away design means there’s no change to the vehicle’s turning circle or its approach angle when driving off-road.
Good design is about making things easier to use. So the dashboard now includes a switch panel that brings the controls for the on- and off-road driving technologies together. And with a selector dial for off-road settings flanked by switches for the all-wheel drive and adaptive variable suspension, it’s easier to access and monitor.
A 4.2-inch screen displays features for the true off-roader, including an angle gauge, traction-control operation and the status of the differential locks, which are selected using a control on the steering wheel.
In the five-door model, getting into the third row of seats is now easier thanks to an increase in the folding angle of the second-row seats. The upholstery has also been upgraded with double stitching for cloth and contrast-colour stitching for leather seats.
The Land Cruiser continues to use the proven 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, but thanks to some clever refinements, it now produces lower carbon dioxide emissions.
Find out more about the latest Land Cruiser at toyota.co.uk/land-cruiser
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